Inxeba (The Wound) is a film directed by John Trengove. The film depicts the story of The film depicts the story of Xolani (played by Nakhane Touré, an openly gay musician) and Kwanda, that unfolds in the mountains of the Eastern Cape. Xolani is assigned to guide Kwanda through an ancient Xhosa initiation ritual for boys. As he navigates these rituals, he encounters his own queer identity, whilst discovering Xolani’s relationship with Vija, his fellow guide. The film explores the tensions at the nexus of masculinity, sexuality and tradition.
The film will be screened at the Phoenix Picturehouse on 28 April 2018, at 3PM. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion chaired by Prof Jonny Steinberg (African Studies department), in conversation with Margie Orford (Former Chair of PEN South Africa), Mbalenhle Matandela (MSc in African Studies candidate), Tebello Qhotsokoane (a Research and Policy officer on the Commission for Pathways to Prosperity), and John Trengove (Director of the film).
You can buy tickets for the screening via the Picturehouse website.